O.J. Mayo offers?
What teams want Mayo?
What team will be the best fit for Mayo?
If he is traded will his role still be a 6th man or will he become a starter?
Do you want Mayo on your team?
What or who would you give up to have him?
Memphis will be Fools to Get Rid of Mayo right now..Can you name 5 shooting guards besides Wade,Kobe and Joe Johnson you would rather have than Mayo? I would put Roy in that group,but injuries have lower his value..Monta Ellis is good, but like Mayo he's also undersized...
They should be looking to trade Conley..So many point guards have had big scoring nights against Conley this year..He has poor court Vision for a point guard...
Henry has had his moments ,but he's also shown he's not ready or seasoned enuff to be a dependable starter in this league...
Mayo has not panned out as expected over the summer with the experiment of the PG play. So many turnovers, if it were not for that he would be starting at the 1 and Conley would never had gotten an extension, nor be in a Grizzlies uniform. Mayo brought this upon himself and that it the sad part, because they gave him his opportunity. I said it once before I would hate to see him go, because he seems like the perfect fit for the team and city of Memphis, but his time is limited, it is just a matter of.......tick tick tick TOCK!!!! If he is on the block as rumored I would like to see him in Orlando with the line up of...... Nelson Mayo Lewis Bass Howard. Although he has said he is not bothered by coming of the bench he is a team player first, I am not buying what he is selling about him not being bothered about coming off the bench. Here is a guy who has been a STAR from Day 1 on the HS level, he has NEVER came off the bench so why would he not be bothered by the situation. Memphis is a smaller market than many other organizations, maybe a major market organization will trade for him to sell tickets, because he is a very marketable ball player.
why do people say undersized like its a bad thing? all these so called undersized guys that get mentioned are the best at there position. That shows size is not a issue
As far as trading Mayo, that's a dumb idea. I'm still wondering why Henry starts. After watching there games i see he isn't better at offense or defense. I guess its to have scoring off the bench. I see Mayo pulling a Beasley if he's traded( showing how goo he really is)
Being undersize is not an issue for Mayo with me.....he is the same size as DWade and I do not see anyone knocking Wade on being undersized......Mayo's rookie year he was a liability on the D end. He mentioned he needed to get better on the defensive side of the ball but I do not see him as being undersized because if he played PG he would be a OVERSIZED match-up problem.......This kills me also man.
I think he should be traded as soon as possible. the guy has sacrifise way to much the last two season and now he's coming of the bench .wtf is lionel hollins thinking. the guy has allstar talent i hope he gets traded to the chicago bulls. the bulls need a shooting guard and there offensiv game feets him perfect.
the bulls would turn into a championchip contender or ate least a very good playoff team.
I can officially scratch off Mayo to Orlando as a XMAS gift
Yeah but DWade's defense is solid because of his quickness, speed, length, and strength.
I agree hboy but what is your knock on Mayo? What weakness standsout to you the most besides him shooting everytime he touches the ball?
To say that O.J. Mayo has been struggling is an understatement. Since moving to the bench, his minutes and production are at career lows. Always known to be one of the hardest workers off the court, there is no doubt Mayo has the talent to be a star in the league. So what’s wrong? Anyone can speculate but here are 3 likely reasons:
- O.J. Mayo will be a free agent soon – since the Grizzlies signed Rudy Gay to a max contract and Mike Conley also got paid more than expected, the Grizzlies may want to de-value Mayo’s contribution to try and sign him for less. Not to mention Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol will want contracts as well.
- O.J. Mayo isn’t used to the bench – Mayo has been a starter all his life so adjusting to a bench role can be difficult as it takes a different mindset and is takes more time to get warm and adjusted. Mayo has been inconsistent but has shown flashes of brilliance that would give the Grizzlies the pop off the bench that would make them formidable opponents against the top teams.
- O.J. Mayo could be injured – lets face it, the NBA season is long and all players get hurt, some more than others. Often times, it does not get out to the media. While Mayo has looked okay out on the court, a small injury can have a big impact on his performance
What do you think is wrong with O.J. Mayo?
"Memphis will be Fools to Get Rid of Mayo right now..Can you name 5 shooting guards besides Wade,Kobe and Joe Johnson you would rather have than Mayo? I would put Roy in that group,but injuries have lower his value..Monta Ellis is good, but like Mayo he's also undersized..."
Jamal Crawford, Stephen Jackson, Ray Allen, Jason Terry, and Manu. That is without thought. I am sure there are a few others who are there and many who can be argued.
Mayo is an All-Star caliber player by all means if put in the right situation. He has got the short end of the stick due to Gay, Henry, and Conley. Gay is the 1st scoring option, Henry took his starting spot, and Conley got an extension that I feel as though he is not worth, because Mayo did not pan out at the 1 over the summer. I pray they do not give up on him. He is a player that has All-Star written all over him but will NEVER be in the game itself.
i was thinking maybe the kings starting next to tyreke but i dont know how that would work defensively. i know both need the rock to be successful but i think lebron and d wade are proving that it can work.
would it be worth it for sacramento to trade for mayo? they are young and need talent that they probably wont get in free agency. they could trade landry and maybe garcia for mayo(if memphis doesnt want him).
i cant really think of a team that could REALLY use him. chicago need brewers defense more. detroit has a million guards. maybe milwaukee but what do they give up.
point is, i dont know how much teams would give up for mayo. and i dont know if he can adjust and mature enough to be a third option somewhere.
Not to knock the whole LeBron Wade thing, but they are willing to sacrafice for a championship not to say Mayo isn't. Some players don't have to sacrafice scoring when on mediocre teams.
Mayo isn't as good as you think he is. He's living off of high school hype. He hasn't improved since high school. Still the same player.
He's 6' 4", but has little arms. He lacks point guard vision/decision making and isn't big/long enough to defend bigger two's. He's not this great combo guard everybody thinks he is... He's a tweener who struggles when the ball isn't in his hands. He doesn't get to the free-throw line. Doesn't pick up a lot of assists. His defense is overrated. To be honest, he'd be great in the 6th man role if he'd accept it.
I also question the fact that he does not go to the line a lot. He live and dies by the perimeter shot. I wish he would just go HAM and attack the basket.
You forgot the biggest weakness of all......LACKS athleticism but has a 41 inch vert. How does he manage that?
Since you broke down all his weaknesses can you please add strengths to the list?
indianabasketball WTF are you talkin about!! lmao a 6th man? he averaged 19 as a rookie, that aint 6th man talent.... he is a starter in this league and will be a career 18 ppg scorer, open ur eyes
Juice is no Ben Wallace but he shows his dedication to work hard before games.
If you watched him play on a regular basis, then you would see how much trouble he has consistently getting to the rim. Combine numbers can be pretty misleading. Let's see who else recorded a high vert at the combine:
2000: Eddie House - 38.5' max vert
2001: Earl Watson - 37.5' max vert
2004: Luke Jackson - 36' max vert
2004: Chris Duhon - 36' max vert
2005: Luther Head - 38.5' max vert
2006: Jordan Farmar - 42' max vert
2007: Mike Conley Jr. - 40.5' max vert
2010: The infamous Luke Babbitt - 37.5' max vert
Do any of these guys strike you as the type who can get to the line 7+ times a game without getting clever? I've watched O.J play dozens of times since he was drafted, and I can confidently say that he doesn't take the ball to the hoop because he can't beat his man off the dribble.
I think it would be worth it to Sacramento to trade for Mayo for a couple of reasons.
One, being that I think they could try and pry him away for someone like Landry and maybe a filler.(Example: http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=26t6fcy ).
Two, being that since I do not believe Landry is in the Kings plans for the future it might be worth it to experiment with a potentially deadly backcourt, who knows if they could work out but the worst thing that happens is what will probably happen with Landry, he simply goes to another team in a year or two.
I know Mayo is not ideal for the Kings at this time, but unless they can put together another trade or deal that brings in someone better, I say why not?
I think Mayo's strength is scoring the basketball. He's struggled somewhat this season, but I think he's a very good shooter.
I also think he has a very good skill level. Very good footwork. His mid-range game is strong. He's also a confident player and isn't afraid of the big moment.
My eyes are open and Memphis was terrible when Mayo was given the green light to hold onto the ball and shoot whenever he wanted. He only averaged 3.2 assists (2.8 turnovers) in 38 minutes per game as a rookie. He got to the free-throw line only 3.4 times per game in only 38 minutes. His assists and free-throw attempts have gone down every season. This season he's averaging 2.1 free-throw attempts and only 1.9 assists in almost 29 minutes per game.
I'm not saying he can't be a starter. I just think he'd be a great sixth man off of the bench. Come in the game and only worry about going off offensively and not about having to compete with anybody else for shots.
"I'm not saying he can't be a starter. I just think he'd be a great sixth man off of the bench. Come in the game and only worry about going off offensively and not about having to compete with anybody else for shots."
The only problem I have with that is, if he continues to only work on his offense there will never be an improvement for his defensive game. I want to see him be a complete all around player.
Uhh, maybe I'm crazy but: O.J. Mayo is a great defensive player.
"Mayo owed Allen money from the card game called ''Boo Ray'' ..Mayo became belligerent and increasingly angry when Allen asked him to pay up...Allen walked away from Mayo and went to the restroom..And when he returned, Mayo was still bad mouthing him..Mayo begin to inch closer to Allen..Thats when Allen hit him"
I think the instigation by Mayo, was a check out tactic to get shipped elsewhere because he is not happy. I figure if he thinks he can become a cancer that will get him a 1-way ticket to a new team. Mayo has had stardom written all over him from Day 1 since he took the scene on the HS level, he has a lot of frustration built up. Who wouldn't lash out after while if they were a starter, their whole basketball career and took a step backwards when they have not even passed their prime. Trust and believe he will be an All-Star if giving the right opportunity again on the RIGHT team to become a starter.
Where is his next stop, he must be moved for him to flourish, because from the looks of this he will not be successful in Memphis?
I think you're reading into the fight too much. I doubt it was a plan to get traded, they are two competitve guys playing a game with money involved, it's only natural altercations like that happen from time to time. Yeah, he still may get moved, and I think he's struggling to find his spot on that team now that Conley got his game together, but to think it was a ploy to get traded? I have serious doubts.
What teams want Mayo? I would think about half the league would inquire.
What team will be the best fit for Mayo? Chicago because just about anyone would be an improvement on the Keith Bogans, Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver platoon.
If he is traded will his role still be a 6th man or will he become a starter? It depends, he'd start on the Bulls.
Do you want Mayo on your team? This is kind of like the episode where Jerry Stackhouse beat up Christian Laettner while with the Jordan Wizards. You have to consider the other party, and both Tony Allen and Christian Laettner aren't going to win very many character battles.
What or who would you give up to have him? DNYCE is debating whether to create a thread offering Andrew Bynum for Mayo, Gasol, and Thabeet.
Mayo needs another team/city...i always felt Mayo was a big fish in a small pond...Iggy is a guy custom built for Memphis with Conley, Gay and Z Bo...Hawes would be a young offensive minded center...Gasol will net at least 8 to 10 million in Free Agency...and with # 2 pick Hassem Thabeet being paid 5 million a year they may have to move Gasol or risk losing him in FA...The Sixers could use Mayo's scoring and Gasols rebounding ...Hawes is not the Center we need in PHILA... Iggy is a perfect piece next to Gay and Randolph...a lock down defender and unselfish play maker that will start every game at SG or SF...With shooters like Henry on the bench the Grizz would have a young core locked up for years...
The Grizzlies after trade
Conley/Vasquez Good Point guard play in starting lineup and bench
Iguadola/Henry Versatile Wing and Young Shooter
Gay/Young 20 plus scorer and solid role player
Randolph/Arthur 20/10 and good back forward
The Sixers after trade
Holiday/Williams Young PG's with scoring and defensive potential
Mayo/Meeks Young Scorers at the 2...Three point shooting opens up the floor for entire offense
Turner/Thad and Nocioni Young talent and veteran leadership at the SF position
Brand/Speights Low post presence and his heir apparent ( until we draft a stud F this year, there are alot of good F's in this class )
Gasol starting Center for the future...any vet would be a good backup as long as they defend and rebound...
If moved to Denver as projected, how will the move effect his overall game? Will he still be a 6th man or get back in to a starters role?
I honestly don't like the fit to Denver, I would rather see him in New York with Amare' & Felton to open up his game more.
Mayo won't end up in Denver. The reports are that the Nuggets have no interest in him.
I don't know, but I think he'd be a solid fit in Chicago, Utah and possibly Minnesota.
Rose/Mayo/Deng/Boozer/Noah.....make it happen
Chicago sprung to mind immediately so a good call by Indy Ball having Mayo alongside Rose would be an upgrade over Brogans. Chicago own all their future picks and have one due from the Bobcats for Tyrus Thomas so could offer a decent deal.
The Nets if Melo doesn't come have picks coming out of their ears, go long term and rebuild around Harris, Favours,Lopez and Mayo combined with another high pick this year.
Cleveland need something to lift them and haver picks due from Miami, putting Mayo there makes them younger and makes Mayo one of the top options on a team.
Washington are also rebuilding, Mayo alongside John Wall would be an interesting option.
Portland with Roy out may be interested in Mayo and a strict disciplinarian like Coach MacMillan could be what Mayo needs.
The Knicks need some bench depth and if Melo is coming in the summer could make a move for Mayo before that. Under Coach D'Antoni Mayo would surely be prolific.
Phoenix are ageing but have some decent pieces who could give Memphis extra depth and have a pick due from Orlando could could maye offer up their own pick this year for Mayo.
I like your thinking. New York is the best fit out of all listed above.
Honestly I don't what teams want him. I know what teams need him but that doesn't necessarily mean want him. We've seen that with the Nuggets. Why do you think the trade involving him and Melo hasn't happened yet. And probably never will. The Bulls need him. so do the Jazz, the Hornets and the Knicks. The Jazz probably won't go for him though because a player with his attitude would not look good to Coach Sloan. Dwill, Millsap, and Jefferson would still be gone to over him. So, he might start but I don't think he'd be happy in Utah and nor would Coach Sloan. And because of that I wouldn't be surprised if the Jazz didn't use him off the bench if they did trade for him. I would expect the Knicks to get him though because they are the big apple, and Mayo wants to go there as well. Gallo for Mayo would probably be the trade. He would not be the sixth man in New York because they could really use a 2 guard like him. Fields would be that sixth man.
I would really like him to be with the Jazz as I have already said but I know its not going to happen. I think other then Iggy he would be the best fit "skill wise"for the Jazz. I would work something out and try to trade AK for him. I know the Jazz need AK but as I have explained so clearly before in other posts the Jazz should not be paying him so much money. He doesn't deserve it and he is strapping the Jazz financially. Even if the Jazz do resign him for much cheaper in the offseason then they will still not have enough money to sign the 2 guard they need because of the Salary Cap. I have done the math and there isn't enough. The Jazz do need AK but if they are able to get a two guard like Mayo out of him as well as someone who can replace AK then trading him will be well worth it. And now with Okur not playing like he used to because if his recent injury and he probably will never return to that form, the Jazz have another trading asset. They can trade both Memo and AK who are both not worth the money they receive. They would have to include a third team and maybe a 4th team but it would be well worth the effort. And the Grizzlies could really use AK too, because they never have liked Randolph so they can stick AK at the 4 and it would be a good fit. Okur would not be a good fit because him and Gasol are essentially the same player.
The Jazz probably won't go for him though because a player with his attitude would not look good to Coach Sloan
OJ Mayo doesn't have a bad attitude.
I honestly could see Mayo fitting in with DWill & Jefferson, but it would not workout because they have C.J. Miles who can play the 2 although he is slated in as a 3.
Would he start over Raja Bell?
The question isn't whether or not Mayo would fit in with Dwill and Jefferson its whether Coach Sloan would like him. Yes, he would fit in with Dwill and Jefferson, but neither of those two run the team, neither of them decides who goes and plays and who sits. That is coach's job, and Coach Sloan would not like Mayo which is probably why he would bench him. He doesn't really voice his attitude problems well but I think he definitely has them.
"He doesn't really voice his attitude problems well but I think he definitely has them."
Everyone has an attitude problem it's just that some shows that side more than others. Mayo is very mature IMO for a player who has been a starter his entire bball career from prep-college-pros, to finallybecome a bench player for him not to voice his thoughts shows a sign a maturity.
O.J. Mayo would easily fit in and he would start for Utah.
How would Mayo workout with Miles being there?
I can see Miles end up moving to the 2 spot for good once he gets his outside shot better. Raja Bell won't be there forever.
You think C.J. Miles is so important that O.J. Mayo and him can't play on the same team? Miles can operate in either a starting role or the 6th man role he's currently in, and Mayo can do either as well. It's not like Miles is a guy who is going to dominate the ball and make it so that Mayo won't be effective playing on the same team or even on the floor with him at the same time. They can work. Miles also has the ability to play SF at times.
U can say he wants a bigger market or more shots and playing time but he needs to be around players he knows and respects. Beasley, Love and Rubio will all be in Minnesota. 3 players from the same draft class who have played on aau teams, high school allstar games, McDonald's all American teams etc etc. Rubio, Mayo, Beasley, Love and Darko plus top 5 pick sounds like a great young core. Flynn, Wes Johnson and others should be traded for role players like Maggette and Turiaf. Flynn to New York for Turiaf and pick, Wes Johnson to the Bucks for Maggette and pick. They need some toughness and energy down low and Turiaf fits the bill, they also need a guy that can score off the bench. Mags would be a Bonzi Wells type if the Wolves allow him to work in the post and get to the line. Maggette has always put pressure on the opposing guards and forwards that match up one on one, he'd be a good fit. Wolves can get balance and multiple picks to play draft and stash or can get a steal like Renardo Sidney in the late 1st or early second round.
Once or IF Miles cracks the starting line-up Miles will or should move to the 2 since AK47 is playing the 3.
If there was a case & scenario for Mayo to Utah, what would Utah have to give up to acquire him?
I'm quite sure it would have to be some valuable pieces for the simple fact that Mayo has All-Star potential.
Hayward would probably be the headliner for Utah
I couldn't see Memphis wanting to take Hayward with them having Henry.
Maybe Philly adds a Second rounder and/or 1st rounder in 2011...Who says no...insurance for Mayo and ZBo plus a pick?
Do you propose trades other then to your team?
I don't think it's fair that you are biased when you propose your trades.
O.J. Mayo trade rumors just that
Grizzlies' guard disregards talk
O.J. Mayo used to strongly pledge his allegiance to the Grizzlies whenever his name surfaced in trade rumors.
Now the Griz guard sounds a bit indifferent when reacting to a report that he could be involved in a potential Carmelo Anthony deal.
"You have to come to work every day and stay focused, and keep a winning mindset," Mayo said Friday after the Griz prepared to face the Dallas Mavericks tonight in FedExForum. "If something was to happen, I just hope it's to a winning organization. I just want to be part of an organization that's winning. But for the time being, I'm happy here in Memphis."
Griz brass strongly stated that there is no intention to trade Mayo despite the latest noise created by an ESPN.com article. The report said the New York Knicks tried to enlist Memphis (with Mayo) to complete a three-way deal in order to land Denver's Anthony.
Griz general manager Chris Wallace said he hasn't had any conversations with New York or Denver in that regard. Knicks boss Donnie Walsh also chimed in by telling New York media there was no truth to the report.
Mayo, who appears in rumors mainly because he's playing off the bench, has become immune to the talk.
"Every day you look at the gossip and you look on those blogs and there are all kinds of possibilities that could happen in this league," Mayo said. "But most of the time they don't happen. When something gets done it's usually unexpected. ... I'm trying to turn this around and get us a playoff opportunity."
Griz coach Lionel Hollins said trade speculation, especially without merit, is unwelcome but not a distraction.
"It's just part of this business. There are talks going on every day," Hollins said. "I can't be frustrated by it. It's not even an issue. There's nothing we can do about it. Every year, I hear on television that this coach is in trouble. It could be my name one time. I can't worry about (rumors). I can only do what I do, and that's all players can do."
The most inaccurate perception is that the Griz are shopping Mayo. A number of teams have expressed interest in the third-year guard, but the Griz haven't entered serious conversations because the offers are trivial and Griz owner Michael Heisley sees Mayo as an important part of the team's nucleus.
While Mayo has struggled at times with his transition to the bench and his representatives remain unhappy with the move, Mayo's camp hasn't requested a trade.
"I don't have a clue. I find out like you find out," Mayo said when asked why he believes his name continues to surface in trade talk. "I'm still coming here working hard every day trying to get better. I just have team goals. I hope to win. Nothing changes. I just hope we can get some wins and get to the playoffs."
Would LOVE to see OJ on LAL. Take a look back to Kobe's years running the LA offense. One of the top players in t.o.'s. Coming off the bench getting the pg minutes Steve Blake gets and some of Shannon's. Let him develop over the year and he can move to the starting line-up as the dynamic perimeter threat that fits so perfectly with Kobe in the post the way he likes it.